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The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), jointly created a survey with the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets a survey to compare how approaches to SME boards have varied across countries. The evidence-based research compiled data such as:

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Jamaican business
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), jointly created a survey with the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets a survey to compare how approaches to SME boards have varied across countries. The evidence-based research compiled data such as: Main reasons Indian SMEs list Did firms raise capital at time of listing? Use of IPO proceeds by...
Democratizing Globalization: How Small Businesses across America
PayPal conducted research in hopes give more small businesses to digital finance and inspire both owners and policymakers in supporting growth for SMEs in the U.S. This research found that SMEs PayPal users grew from 2015-2016 by 22.9 percent. Of these, less than five percent export. Women-owned small businesses grew and export at about 72 percent...
What SME Financial Jobs Are At Risk of Automation
Personal financial advisors have a 58 percent chance of computerization in the future, according to recent data on the probability of computerization. According to Carl Frey and Michael Osborne, financial advisors should be able to escape the rise of automation and artificial intelligence with jobs intact. The data also shows that insurance...
Access to finance is the least pressing problem in general and businesses' demands for financing were often fulfilled. However, financing might still be a barrier for smaller and younger companies or in specific countries. Bank loans and credit lines remain the most relevant sources of financing for SMEs in the EU. 55% of SMEs used credit lines in...
Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs: An OECD Scoreboard
The OECD Scoreboard on SME and entrepreneurship finance provides a comprehensive framework for monitoring SMEs' and entrepreneurs' access to finance over time. The country profiles present data for a number of core indicators, which measure trends in SME debt and equity financing, solvency and policy measures by governments. Taken together, the...
SME Financial Inclusion Indicators Base Set (SME Finance Base Set)
This guideline note on the SME Financial Inclusion Indicators Base Set (SME Finance Base Set) was developed by AFI’s SME Finance Working Group (SMEFWG) in consultation with the Financial Inclusion Data Working Group (FIDWG). The Base Set is intended to serve as a tool for measuring the access, usage and quality of financial services for small and...
The Global Findex Database 2014 : Measuring financial inclusion around the world
The Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) database, launched by the World Bank in 2011, provides comparable indicators showing how people around the world save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk. The 2014 edition of the database reveals that 62 percent of adults worldwide have an account at a bank or another type of financial institution...
2014 Global Trade Finance Review
Trade Finance Global have compiled key statistics and figures summarising global trade and trends which have been published by the World Trade Organisation and International Chamber of Commerce. Summary: Export vol in 2012-13 was $18.5tn USD 3.1% increase in trade finance year on year (YoY) China, Canada and Mexico were the top 3 exporters http://...
Data2X
Data2X, named for the power women have to multiply progress in their societies, advances gender equality and women’s empowerment. How? By building partnerships to improve data collection and demonstrating how better data on the status of women and girls can guide policy, leverage investments, and inform global development agendas.
SME Research and Statistics in Canada
This website presents various statistics on the financing of Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises including credit request and approval rates, average value of loan requests and intended use of financing. It also includes data on the number of businesses in Canada, job creation, firm survival, the share of firms that are high-growth firms,...